Volkswagen EuroVan Car AC Compressor Replacement at your home or office.

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Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen EuroVan

Volkswagen EuroVan Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $1073 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$964 to $1205
Labor: $385 -$440
Parts: $579 -$765
Average Dealer price
$1670 to 2042
Average Shop price
$1182 to 1414
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1995 Volkswagen EuroVanL5-2.4L DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1622.00Shop/Dealer Price$2011.11 - $2998.76
1999 Volkswagen EuroVanV6-2.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1914.60Shop/Dealer Price$2377.24 - $3584.62
1996 Volkswagen EuroVanL5-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1552.54Shop/Dealer Price$1924.42 - $2860.07
1997 Volkswagen EuroVanL5-2.4L DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1880.80Shop/Dealer Price$2334.86 - $3516.79
2003 Volkswagen EuroVanV6-2.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1728.98Shop/Dealer Price$2144.90 - $3212.82
2001 Volkswagen EuroVanV6-2.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1728.98Shop/Dealer Price$2144.81 - $3212.67
1995 Volkswagen EuroVanL5-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1542.66Shop/Dealer Price$1912.41 - $2840.91
2000 Volkswagen EuroVanV6-2.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1847.40Shop/Dealer Price$2293.22 - $3450.19
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Car AC Compressor Replacement Service & Cost

What is the AC Compressor all about?

An AC system has many components: compressor, condenser, receiver dryer, evaporator, and hoses. The compressor, the “heart” of the car’s air conditioning system works like a pump taking refrigerant, (R-12 in older cars, R-134a in 1995 and newer cars) and pressurizing it, passing it along to the evaporator.

The AC compressor has several moving parts (including pistons and valves). These internal parts can fail, causing the AC compressor to stop working. It is common for the internal parts of the compressor to come apart and disperse metallic debris throughout the system. Consequently, it is a requirement to replace the orifice tube and the receiver dryer when replacing the compressor since some of the debris may have ended up there.

For an AC compressor to work, it needs a clutch, bearing, and an electrical connector. The clutch is driven by a drive/serpentine belt, which engages the compressor when you switch on the AC. The clutch can burn or the bearing can fail. If the bearing or clutch have failed, it is recommended that the compressor be replaced. Sometimes replacing the entire compressor with a remanufactured one can be cheaper than replacing an individual clutch or bearings.

It is also common for the seals in the AC compressor to go bad. The compressor may start leaking refrigerant and/or the AC oil. If the seals no longer hold, you will need a new compressor, as the seals cannot be replaced. A compressor may also fail if there is sludge or debris in the air conditioning system. If there is sludge or debris, the hoses, evaporator, and condenser should be flushed to get rid of the contaminants. When it is not possible to flush the parts, you may need to replace those parts.

Keep in mind:

This service comes with receiver dryer and orifice tube. It is very common for metals from the compressors to go throughout the system and get caught in different components. If the compressor is replaced without the dryer and the orifice tube, it will ruin the new compressor and it will not be covered by the warranty from parts manufacturers.

How it's done:

  • Check for pressure in the AC system.
  • Check for power and ground at the compressor.
  • If compressor is found to be faulty, remove all of the refrigerant.
  • Remove the compressor, receiver drier, orifice tube, and/or expansion valve.
  • Flush all foreign materials from the AC System.
  • Install new compressor, receiver drier, and orifice tube.
  • Evacuate and recharge the AC system.
  • Leak check for any system leaks.
  • Check for proper operation of AC system.

Our recommendation:

The most common reason for an AC compressor to fail is leaky seals and inadequate lubrication. It is good practice to turn the AC on periodically so that the seals don’t dry up and stay lubricated. If you notice a change in the temperature of the air through the AC vents (not as cold as it should be), get it inspected.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the AC Compressor?

  • No cold air from the vents.
  • Clicking sound from under the engine.
  • AC not working.

How important is this service?

In addition to your comfort, air conditioning systems add value to your vehicle. You should keep your AC fully operational. In some systems, the hot and cold air are blended to achieve the desired temperature setting. In these cases, when the AC system fails, you will not only NOT get any cold air, but the entire temperature regulation is thrown off.

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Chris

18 years of experience
917 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Second time I've used Chris, and it won't be the last. He showed up half an hour early for a 7am appointment, and finished the job of replacing and recharging my a/c, for half of what the dealer wanted, and hours earlier than the original time estimate. Also advised me of work that the dealer would likely do for free.
2010 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - AC COMPRESSOR - LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Tien

19 years of experience
623 reviews
Tien
19 years of experience
He clearly had not interest in removing a single screw from the Van to diagnose what was wrong with the AC. He even complained about losing his only paper clip into my engine?! His final advice was to try to recharge freon, see it that works and if it doesnt replace the compressor! He didnt even bring freon to check if that was the problem? To diagnose an AC malfunctioning!? Took it to a local shop, got it diagnosed (for freaking free) as an electrical problem as I suspected and told this bank robber and got it fix for half of the money Tien suggested! Never again is an understatement!
1993 VOLKSWAGEN EUROVAN - AC IS NOT WORKING - SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA

Lucas

13 years of experience
555 reviews
Lucas
13 years of experience
Lucas arrived within the one hour window that was specified. He was friendly and seemed very knowledgeable. Although he performed a simple oil change, he was able to answer additional questions I had and tell me what things I needed to keep an eye on in the future. When he was done and starting to clean up, he noticed that part of the old oil filter was missing. He didn't hesitate to immediately put the van back up on the jack to inspect the oil filter housing, and found the missing piece from the badly worn out old oil filter! I appreciated his thoroughness and attention to detail.
1999 VOLKSWAGEN EUROVAN - OIL CHANGE - LA CRESCENTA, CALIFORNIA

Emmette

32 years of experience
214 reviews
Emmette
32 years of experience
Emmette is a true professional! Not only did he arrive 30 minutes early but didn't mind that I arrived 10 minutes late due to traffic. He completed the service and provided me options. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing car service.
2010 VOLKSWAGEN CC - CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON - STAFFORD, VIRGINIA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1995 Volkswagen EuroVanL5-2.4L DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1622.00Shop/Dealer Price$2011.11 - $2998.76
1999 Volkswagen EuroVanV6-2.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1914.60Shop/Dealer Price$2377.24 - $3584.62
1996 Volkswagen EuroVanL5-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1552.54Shop/Dealer Price$1924.42 - $2860.07
1997 Volkswagen EuroVanL5-2.4L DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1880.80Shop/Dealer Price$2334.86 - $3516.79
2003 Volkswagen EuroVanV6-2.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1728.98Shop/Dealer Price$2144.90 - $3212.82
2001 Volkswagen EuroVanV6-2.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1728.98Shop/Dealer Price$2144.81 - $3212.67
1995 Volkswagen EuroVanL5-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1542.66Shop/Dealer Price$1912.41 - $2840.91
2000 Volkswagen EuroVanV6-2.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1847.40Shop/Dealer Price$2293.22 - $3450.19
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